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“Nice hotel for Morro Bay, but still an old property”
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La Serena Inn
Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

If you live in the central valley you visit Morro Bay in the summer and also know that there hasn't been any new Hotel construction in a long time in this small coastal town. Many of the properties that I remember as a kid in the 70's are still there and have undergone various ownership changes and various remodels. La Serena is a nice hotel but still an old property and the smell is the give away. In the second floor hallway you can smell the old of the property. It's an ok hotel, but maybe on the high end for prices.

Room Tip: All the open doors I saw on the second floor had pink walls like the hotel pictures, maybe the third...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded July 1, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are continually working to improve not only the appearance but also the functionality of the property. Come back and see us the next time your in the area.

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

A large, clean and comfortable room. There was a nice sun lounge area adjacent to the breakfast room, which meant we could take breakfast outside. Our room had a balcony, with sea view (albeit a side view).
Very helpful staff.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2012

We were so happy to read of your pleasant stay with us. We'll save you a chair on the sun deck for your next visit.

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Reviewed June 6, 2012

At $87/night good value for money. Quiet, walking distance to the harbor for dining and shopping, and plenty of parking.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We look forward to providing you with excellent customer service and comfortable accomodations the next time your in our area.

Regards,
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Our room was large, clean and comfortable. The hotel is close to the harbour, shops and restaurants. The breakfast was fun too, we really liked making our waffles. The staff were helpful, and all at a good price too. We would gladly stay here again if in the locale.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2012

We look forward to seeing you again and we'll have the waffle iron hot for you.

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Reviewed May 11, 2012

This mid-size motel is located about two blocks from all of the action in Morro Bay. The rates are great - king size bay view room for $104 a night (with a $15 off per night TripAdvisor coupon). My traveling companions had a double queen bed room for only $74. The rooms are very clean and comfortable with a microwave and small refrigerator. Two sinks (one just outside the bathroom). Included is a full continental breakfast with waffles and eggs and late afternoon sparkling cider and snacks. A great bargain!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2012

The La Serena Inn thanks you for your nice review of your stay with us. We love to hear when everything comes together to make a wonderful stay for our guests. We hope you will come back and see us again.

Happy travels,
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

We choosed this hotel for a stop on our way from L.A. to San Francisco. We were delighted by everything. Our room was quite big, perfectly clean, with the nice old style furniture. Free parking. Helpful staff at the reception. Breakfast included in the price.
In a room we found a booklet written by the hotel owner, who described how he felt in love with this hotel and Morro Bay. He recommended bird watching, as this area is famous for this activity.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2012

We at the La Serena were very happy to read of your enjoyable stay with us, thank you for the lovely review. Come back in January for the annual Winter Bird Festival we have here in Morro Bay.

Best regards,

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Reviewed April 6, 2012

I've stayed at this hotel once a month for 3 years and was always given a great deal. But yesterday I had to cancel my stay due to a change of plans. I was told the hotel was at 72% occupancy and so I would be charged for the room. When I called this morning I was told that the hotel was at 99% occupancy and since my room wasn't rented I would be charged. I understand that 24 hour cancelation policy is standard. You'd think that after 3 years of my business some exceptions would be made!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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mamamorro, G.M. Assistant at La Serena Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2012

The La Serena Inn would like to apologize for any inconvience you experienced as a result of the cancellation policy. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will be staying with us again soon.

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Additional Information about La Serena Inn

Address: 990 Morro Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2138
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Morro Bay
#11 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range: $71 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Serena Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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La Serena Hotel Morro Bay
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